HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Vintage Tin Box and Depression-era Glass Candles from Waverly and Irving

December 7, 2011

vintage inspired home candles by waverly and irving evantine design rittenhouse hotel-vc

Upcycling at its best!  The talented creative minds at Waverly and Irving have repurposed salvaged coffee cans, tea tins, antique boxes and Depression-era glass to design some adorable candles for the home. Ideal for holiday gifts, these handmade, aromatic soy candles are not only super stylish but eco-friendly!  {not to mention affordable}

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SHOP: New Wildwood Home Fragrances from Thymes

November 2, 2011

The new seasonal Wildwood collection of home fragrances from Thymes is now in stock!

One of our most popular lines, (which always make sensational hostess gifts, by the way), the three woodland-inspired fragrances of Wildwood capture the feelings and scents of Autumn:  Bitter Orange & Cedar, Magnolia Fig & Vetiver, and Juniper Berry & Sandalwood.  Choose your aromatic preference:  fragrance mist, home candle, potpourri or diffuser.

NOW AVAILABLE at our retail boutique, Evantine at The Rittenhouse. 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 215-790-2576, Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

SHOP: Get ’em While They Last! Stylish Umbrellas Every Woman Needs for Sun or Rain Protection

June 24, 2011

Far be it from us to keep these stunning umbrellas from getting into the hands of stylish ladies everywhere.  Adored for their charm and cheer, we’ve had trouble keeping them in stock for months now!

Well we’re happy to announce that we’ve just received another shipment of these pretty parasols and you should pop in to Evantine at The Rittenhouse as soon as you can to get one!  Or call and have one of the stockists set them aside for you.  These umbrellas are not only gorgeous to look at but they’re the ideal protection from rain and sun as you make your way through town.  Wouldn’t these umbrellas be fabulous for brides or bridal parties who are out in the sun for hours taking formal photographs? What fun those photos would be in their wedding photo albums!

We do offer a large selection of styles and patterns, but the floral umbrellas are the most popular!  {As pictured immediately above, L to R}  Pink Gerbera and Water Lily.  {Below} Stepping out under this bright sunflower umbrella is a true mood changer.

Available while supplies last at Evantine at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Upper Lobby Level, Philadelphia, PA 215-790-2576.  We ship worldwide and gift wrapping is a pleasure.

SHOP: Order Your Mother’s Day Flower Arrangements!

April 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8th is Mother’s Day!  Just one fast-moving month away!  Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration of all things “Mom”: from breakfast in bed, to brunch in the city to gorgeous flower arrangements.

Our floral and fine gift boutique, Evantine at The Rittenhouse, will design and deliver a stunning bouquet of flowers to the Mom or Mom’s in your life, no matter where they are in the United States.  We invite you to pre-order one of our beautiful floral bouquets by May 1 to receive 10% off your order!

Call Evantine at The Rittenhouse 215-790-2576, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Open 10:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Saturday. 



SHOP: Bake, Chill and Serve in Beatriz Ball’s Eco-Friendly Metalware

March 22, 2011

In a world of mass production, handmade is the true luxury.”  Beatriz Ball, metal artist. 

We couldn’t agree more!  This Spring, our Floral and Fine Gift retail boutique, Evantine at The Rittenhouse, is showcasing a variety of new products made by skilled artisans from around the world.   It’s our pleasure to introduce the award-winning and eco-friendly, Beatriz Ball Collection of Fine Metalware from Mexico City, Mexico.


Founded in 1991, the Beatriz Ball Collection is comprised of elegant bowls, platters and service vessels that are handmade, one at a time, using the ancient art of sand casting.  Each innovative design is made using 100% recycled aluminum that, in its molten state, is poured into sand molds and then polished over and over again until nothing but a high shine remains.  In fact, each creation will be touched by up to twelve different artists before the piece is finished and ready for purchase.  Shown above, the new ANTIK Collection breathes new life into the timeless form of antiquity. Using the wavy lines and decorative patterns found in Latin cultural fabrics and hand painted pottery, sand molds were made to offer a textural statement for the modern table.  

Selected by many brides and grooms for its contemporary styling, Beatriz Ball metalware is also celebrated for its heirloom qualities and durability. Not only do these stunning pieces look sensational on the table but they are also functional!  They will not tarnish or lose their shine and can be used to heat, chill and safely serve food.  The perfect gift for Spring bridal showers, weddings and Mother’s Day celebrations.

Available now at Evantine at The Rittenhouse.  210 West Rittenhouse Square, Lobby Level, Philadelphia 215-790-2576. 

SHOP: Thymes to Pamper Mother

April 28, 2010

Designed by women for women, Thymes offers bath and home products using essential oils and botanic ingredients.  Pamper your Mother and refresh the senses with Thymes Lavender Body Wash, Body Lotion and Hand Cream. 

Since 1982, Thymes’ loyal clientele has welcomed a wide selection of new and intriguing products, such as the Ambersweet Orange Collection of Room Fragrance, Bath Salts and Aromatic Candles.  The fragrance lingers for hours!

Evantine, our retail boutique at The Rittenhouse Hotel & Condominium, is proud to carry Thymes products.   

Evantine is located at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 215.790.2576,

MARKETPLACE: “In the Back Room” with Layla Grayce, A Guest Blog Post Featuring Evantine’s Melissa Paul

April 21, 2010

Layla Grayce is an online retail company offering an incredible collection of hand-picked products for home, women and children.  Earlier this month we had the honor of guest blogging on Layla Grayce’s wonderful home and lifestyle design blog The Backroom.  We love their style and say “ditto” to their philosophy!  “Beautiful surroundings that express your personal take on lifestyle shouldn’t be a luxury – it should be a necessity.”  ABSOLUTELY!

Get the look shown above:
Charn & Co. Rose Hutch, Plates found on Etsy, Matteo Folk Napkins, Pom Pom at Home Charlie Linen Napkins, Flame Top Leaf urn.

With our great love of celebrations in common, we asked the expert party planner, Melissa Paul, at Evantine Design to share her inspirations for this season’s festivities. Evantine Design is a premier event design company in Philadelphia, PA with a fabulous sense of style.

We’re tremendously inspired by interior design and how it can be incorporated into party planning , personal gatherings and home entertaining.

In Spring, blooming branches burst to life overnight, awakening winter’s snoozing gray terrain with vibrant color and texture. It’s truly a magical time of bubbling love with couples choosing to embark on their own new beginnings.

When event design comes into play – happily, dramatic spaces such as the modern urban loft setting shown, don’t require major adornment. We do, however, believe in the power of a single striking focal point. Using back-to-back incredible weathered wooden farmhouse tables was perfect for a large display of flowering forsythia branches, limoncello garden roses and golden ranunculus blossoms. We also love to personalize tables with unique treasures such as creamy ceramic flowers holding calligraphed place cards and collections of metallic candlesticks. All sitting gracefully under a glamorous twinkling crystal chandelier!

Perhaps you’ll be inspired to decorate your party with stylish elements from home using a Bradshaw Kirchofer Farmhouse Dining Table, suspended Cream 5-light Crystal Chandelier, multiple Antiqued Mercury Glass Candle Sticks dancing down the table, multiple Palmetto Glass Vases filled with flowering branches and Ceramic Lotus Tealight Holders nestled in between for warm surface lighting.

Get the look shown above:
Palmetto glass floor vases, Ceramic Lotus Tealight Holder, Bradshaw Kirchofer Farmhouse Table, Charn & Company Rose Scroll Picture Frame, Cream 5-Light Chandelier with Crystal Prisms & Crystal Chains, Pressed Glass Candles Honeysuckle Candle, Metallic Ceramic Rose Tealight Holder, Metallic/Antiqued Mercury Glass Candle Holders.